Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Participants in the Michigan Access Program (MAP), which focuses on social justice leadership, receive an early introduction to Michigan Law.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

New students kick off the semester with a day of planting, painting, digging, and renovating during the fall Service Day.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Students mingled and even jumped for joy during a Service Day barbecue in the Law Quad.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Incoming students gather for a class photo to mark the start of their law school careers.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Incoming students pledge honesty and decency at the annual Commitment to Integrity ceremony, at which Judith Levy, U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, was the speaker.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Alumni from near and far returned to the Law Quad for their reunions in September. Highlights included tailgates, the Distinguished Alumni Award presentation, and the chance to sit in on a class taught by J.J. White, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law Emeritus.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

John Bursch talks with students after presenting two views of the U.S. Constitution—originalism vs. non-originalism—as the Constitution Day speaker.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Leigh Steinberg speaks about his 40-year career as a sports agent—including as Coach Jim Harbaugh’s first pro agent when he played in the NFL.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Avi Garbow, general counsel for the U.S. EPA, speaks in September as part of the Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Judge Navi Pillay, the former UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, speaks to students along with Catharine MacKinnon, the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at Michigan Law.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Adjunct Professor Joan Larsen was appointed a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder '82, and was sworn in by Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law's Diversity Talk series, co-sponsored by the Law School's Program in Race, Law & History, invited U-M leaders Abigail Stewart, Robert Sellers, and Angela Dillard to discuss the future of diversity at Michigan with the Law School community.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

"For those of you who have ambitions to be public defenders—do it!," said Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, to law and policy students. Kerman shared her story with Prof. Margo Schlanger's Prisons and the Law class Oct. 13.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Tax experts from the United States, UK, Canada, Brazil, and Israel speak at a conference at Michigan Law about the challenges of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and other issues.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

The Hon. Joan Churchill, '65, a retired judge on the U.S. Immigration Court for Washington D.C./Arlington, Virginia, offers career advice to students during the MentorJet speed networking event sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges. 

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

The conference "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Financial Stability" featured former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Andrew Haldane of the Bank of England, MLaw’s Michael Barr, and others.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law's 7th annual Culture Show boasted nonstop singing and dancing, thanks to its "I Want My MTV" theme. The show, which celebrates the Law School's diversity, is presented by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

The Veterans Legal Clinic celebrated its launch Nov. 5. The event included the presentation of colors by the U-M ROTC Color Guard and an address from ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, '87, whose Bob Woodruff Foundation gave a seed gift to start the clinic.

Fall Semester 2015 at Michigan Law

Michigan Law's a cappella group The Headnotes gave a fall concert Dec. 3, and left us wishing for a "Sky Full of Stars."

A LOOK BACK AT THE FALL SEMESTER  The fall 2015 semester at Michigan Law has been filled with service, integrity, and culture; celebrations of veterans and a new state Supreme Court justice; career guidance; and visits from many luminaries from the Law School and other fields. Enjoy this look back at the first part of the year—a sampling of some of the things that make Michigan Law great.

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